As part of the Racial Justice Initiative, Skidmore joined the Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance (LACRELA) as a founding member. LACRELA, which is comprised of nearly 70 schools, aims to better address the unique racial challenges and circumstances that liberal arts colleges are facing. All LACRELA colleges will participate in the National Assessment of Collegiate Campus Climates (NACCC) survey, allowing students, faculty, and staff members to provide input on the state of diversity and inclusion efforts and offer recommendations for improving campus climate.
Building on the results of the 2019 HEDS Diversity and Equity Campus Climate survey, the NACCC survey will help Skidmore gain deeper insights into racial dynamics on campus and better equip our campus to respond to experiences involving race and bias.
- Who: Skidmore students, faculty, and staff.
- Students in the spring of 2021
- Staff in the spring of 2022
- Faculty in spring of 2023
- What: Quantitative, web-based survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary.
Why? Measurement + Action Creates Pathways For Progress
Skidmore’s commitment to understanding the experiences of our community members is a key component of ongoing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts. Assessment is critical to achieving our goals of the Racial Justice Initiative and ensuring continued DEI progress at Skidmore today and in the future. Each NACCC survey contains content areas essential to understanding campus racial climate for students, staff, and faculty.
Contact Joe Stankovich, director of institutional research, at firstname.lastname@example.org.